The 10 Best Things to Do in Pelotas, Brazil

August 5, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Pelotas (Portuguese pronunciation: [peˈlɔtɐs]) is a Brazilian city and municipality (município), the third most populous in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. Pelotas is located 270 km (168 mi) from Porto Alegre, the capital city of the state, and 130 km (80.8 mi) from the Uruguayan border. The Lagoa dos Patos lies to the east and the São Gonçalo Channel lies to the south, separating Pelotas from the city of Rio Grande.
Restaurants in Pelotas

1. Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Francisco de Paula

Praca Jose Bonifacio 15 | Centro, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96015-170, Brazil +55(53)32222096
Excellent
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4.5 based on 351 reviews

Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Francisco de Paula

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In downtown historic Pelotas, the Cathedral of São Francisco de Paula stands imponently. Its construction started in 1813, as a simple chapel. Later on, in 1846, the late Brazilian Emperor, D. Pedro II, visited Pelotas and laid the foundation stone of its construction. After construction, reconstructions and renovations, we finally have the Cathedral as it is today. An imponent building, with beautiful paintings on its walls and ceilings, done by the famous Italian-brazilian painters Aldo Locatelli and Emilio Sessa. Some critics consider that the most important paintings by Locatelli are those of this Cathedral. And finally, don't miss the image of São Francisco de Paula, whose sculptor is unknown, but is also considered a masterpiece of sacred art, brought into Pelotas from the also historic town of "Colonia del Sacramento", in the neighbor country of Uruguay. Enjoy!

2. Biblioteca Publica Municipal de Pelotas

Praca Coronel Pedro Osorio 103, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96015-010, Brazil 53 32223856
Excellent
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Biblioteca Publica Municipal de Pelotas

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It is a public library and such a jewel! Pelotas citizens should be very proud of this authentic cultural heritage! Built in 1875, in ecletic style, with portuguese marbles and stones, the Municipal Public Library of Pelotas has been recently renovated and links past and future. Visiting this beautiful building will bring anyone - over fifty - fond memories of childhood, old schools and traditional Libraries. From its balcony, enjoy the view over the also historic Square Coronel Pedro Osório and its magnificent Nereids Fountain, brought from France in 1873. Enjoy!

3. Charqueada Sao Joao

Estrada da Costa 750, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96085-100, Brazil 53981280359
Excellent
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Charqueada Sao Joao

Reviewed By chlmz - Pelotas, RS

Even when old and maybe it is a short visit, you have to go here if you are in Pelotas. This is part of the towns history, if it is a sunny day the view is really nice, since it is besides the river.

4. Praca Coronel Pedro Osorio

Rua Coronel Alberto Rosa, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96010-770, Brazil
Excellent
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4.5 based on 361 reviews

Praca Coronel Pedro Osorio

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

All streets and avenues will take you to this historical square! This is the heart of Pelotas, where the city vibrates and the youth come to chat and drink the traditional "mate", the also called "chimarrão". Right in the middle of the square, an old and perfectly functioning Fountain, probably forged in European famous manufacturers. Old trees provide lovely shaded areas, perfect for children. Surrounding the square, the most gracious old buildings, like the Municipal Market, the Grand Hotel, the City Hall, the former local branch of Banco do Brasil, the Municipal Library and many others. The city, as is evident, is opening its eyes to the importance of its historical heritage and many of the buildings are in the process of renovation and finding new destinations. Praça Coronel Pedro Osório and its surroundings constitute a major touristic attraction and visiting it is a must. Feel the history of Pelotas and enjoy your stay in this lovely town!

5. Catedral Anglicana do Redentor

Rua Quinze de Novembro 472, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96015-000, Brazil +55 53 32225679
Excellent
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Catedral Anglicana do Redentor

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The historic city of Pelotas, in Southern Brazil, has one of the oldest Anglican temples in Brazil, the beautiful Cathedral of the Redeemer. Inaugurated in 1892 and built in the gothic-celtic style, the Cathedral honors the faith of the first anglican settlers in Brazil. Its external ivy-covered walls change color at every season: pink-red in Autumn, brown in Winter and green in Spring. A true spectacle of nature. For this reason, it is also known as the "Hairy Church" by the local population. The Cathedral of the Redeemer surely deserves your visit and beautiful pictures. It's a jewel of religious architecture in Brazil. Enjoy!

6. Museu Municipal Parque da Baronesa

Avenida Domingos Jose de Almeida 1.490 | Areal, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96085-470, Brazil +55(53)3228-4606
Excellent
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4 based on 229 reviews

Museu Municipal Parque da Baronesa

Reviewed By chlmz - Pelotas, RS

Pelotas es a place with really nice things to offer, but they semm to be hidden. This is a really nice park, were used to live the "Baronesa" od Pelotas. The house is now a little museaum, and the park is big were you can go for a picnic or walk your dog

7. Theatro Guarany

Rua Lobo da Costa 849 | Centro, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96010-150, Brazil +55(53)32257636
Excellent
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4 based on 104 reviews

Theatro Guarany

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The almost 100 years old Theatro Guarany is one of the landmarks of Pelotas, this historic town in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, also known as the "Princess of the South". The theater has opened its doors on April 30, 1921, with an Italian opera company performing "The Guarany", the most famous opera ever wrtitten by Carlos Gomes, the acclaimed Brazilian composer. 1500 people can be easily accomodated in this art-noveau theater, ornated with traditional indigenous motifs. Guided visits are available. Theatro Guarany still receives theater companies performing in Pelotas and is pretty much used, due to its size, to graduation ceremonies and conventions. Enjoy!

8. Santo Antonio Beach

Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Excellent
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Santo Antonio Beach

Reviewed By MariaMartins30 - Pelotas, RS

Nascer do sol imperdível, caminhadas, sentar para admirar o visual, stand up, veleiros..Santo Antonio beach é um dos balneários localizado nas orrillas da Laguna dos Patos. A avenida da praia é muito bonita, costeia a lagoa, possui um calçadão para caminhadas, nos finais de semana é muito movimentada.
Bares e restaurantes são encontrados nessa avenida. O nascer do sol e a saída da lua cheia são espetáculos que acontecem nessa lagoa,

9. Chafariz As Tres Meninas

Rua Andrade Neves | Calçadão do centro de Pelotas, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96020-080, Brazil
Excellent
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4 based on 91 reviews

Chafariz As Tres Meninas

Reviewed By chlmz - Pelotas, RS

It is a nice Fountain. but not a must see. I mean if you are downtown maybe why not pass by for a picture, but, I would not go specifically there just for it.

10. Valverde Beach

Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Excellent
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Valverde Beach

Reviewed By Neco2015 - Caxias Do Sul, RS

Assim como as demais praias do laranjal o mais legal é memso o passeio pelo calçadão. A atual administração, 2013-2016 fez coisas boas, melhorias.

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